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J’adore Paris!


I AM actually doing some work while I’m here. Thursday evening was the opening ceremony of the Imagine Cup. It was held at the super-swank Hotel de Ville (City Hall). I developed a ten minute crush on Paris’ Deputy Mayor Jean-Louis something (don’t worry Marine, he’s like 150 and I didn’t even talk to him). Yesterday Video Monkey and I filmed some interviews with three of the finalist teams in the Game Design track: Brazil, Germany, and Korea. The other three teams were presenting to the judges so we’ll interview them today.

Other than work I’ve been sightseeing and nearly dying of happiness. Yesterday Mom and I went to Notre Dame. It’s mind-boggling to think that people who couldn’t read, who maybe lived to the age of 30 if they were lucky, that lived in squalor and disease and had nothing to look forward to except the promise of Heaven could build something like that. I’ve been in many famous and beautiful cathedrals in my trixietravels, but Notre Dame pwns them all.

Last night I had dinner in a café near l’Opera with Mom, Staci from Xbox, Video Monkey and his lovely daughter Brett. I had duck sausage and profiteroles for dessert. The waiter was RUDE. After dinner we all went to the Louvre which is open late on Fridays. Staci and I checked out the amazing Egyptian and Mesopotamian collections. We saw Hammurabi’s Code. The REAL THING. Incroyable! My mom went in a different direction and saw Charlemagne’s sword. We need to go back again; I’ve got to see the Dutch and Flemish paintings, Raft of the Medusa and Charlemagne’s sword before I go.

Tomorrow we have a day off and are taking the train to Versailles where I may pass out from pure joy when I see the Hall of Mirrors!

This trip would be completement parfait if my Marine was avec moi.

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18 thoughts on “J’adore Paris!

  1. Dana on said:

    Hmmm………add to my list of things to do.  Go to Paris with my TriXie. 🙂

  2. That all sounds c’est magnifique!

  3. Malcolm on said:

    ont été la toilette est s’il vous plaît?That’s all the French you need to know. 🙂

  4. Francois Xavier on said:

    Hi TriXie! As I was mentioning on your Facebook, I live in Versailles, 20 minutes away by foot from the Palace. Too bad
    we did not manage to meet – next time with your marine! 🙂 Hope you enjoyed
    the Hall of Mirrors, look forward to seeing some pics.Oh and Whagi, the proper French for that sentence is "Où sont les toilettes s’il vous plait ?" :p

  5. Francois Xavier on said:

    Hi TriXie! As I was mentioning on your Facebook, I live in Versailles, 20 minutes away by foot from the Palace. Too bad
    we did not manage to meet – next time with your marine! 🙂 Hope you enjoyed
    the Hall of Mirrors, look forward to seeing some pics.Oh and Whagi, the proper French for that sentence is "Où sont les toilettes s’il vous plait ?" :p

  6. Malcolm on said:

    LOL… blame Google translate. ;op

  7. Did you see the mini statue of liberty on the river near the eiffel tower? Enjoy europe!

  8. John on said:

    Historical nit:  The average age of death was around 30, but that was due to deaths caused by childhood disease.  If you lived past the age of 3 or 4 you had a good chance of living into your 50s.
     
    Enjoy Paris!

  9. MthdDirector on said:

    Sounds like  an awesome trip!  Last time I was in Versailles, I was 16.  Some people walk into the hall of mirrors and see beauty.  Others see acne.  I saw acne.  Which was more than 20 years ago but after the French Revolution.  "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…"  Y’know,  the 80’s 🙂

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